Lukashenka demonstratively held conversations with illegal immigrants.Media loyal to the regime arrived with Lukashenka / screenshot
Alexander Lukashenko , whom the West accuses of using people as weapons in a hybrid attack on the EU, arrived at a refugee camp on the Belarusian-Polish border.
The video of the arrival appeared on Telegram channels loyal to the Lukashenka regime.
The propagandists filmed how illegal immigrants were greeting Lukashenka with applause, surrounded on all sides by security officials.
Lukashenka, in turn, promised that, they say, he will do everything as the migrants want, “even if it will be bad for Poles, Latvians or someone else.”https://www.unian.net/player/7tzOi0p2Lukashenka came to look at migrants at the Belarusian-Polish border
At the same time, the politician argued that refugees go not only through Belarus, but also use Ukrainian routes to illegally cross the border with the EU: “They go not only through Belarus, but also through Ukraine, which is withdrawing its troops to the border.”
The representative of the State Border Service of Ukraine Andriy Demchenko, in a comment to the DOM TV channel on November 25, said that there was no accumulation of groups of illegal migrants.
Scandal over illegal migrants in Europe
Since the end of May Belarus has been promoting the illegal entry of migrants into the European Union through its territory. This is how Minsk reacted to the tightening of Western sanctions against Belarus. A particularly tense situation on the Polish-Belarusian border has been observed in recent weeks.
The EU called this step a “hybrid attack” on Belarus. In particular, Lithuania and Latvia, as well as Poland and Estonia accused the Belarusian authorities of using illegal migrants as a weapon in a hybrid war against the EU. They called on the UN to take action against the Belarusian leadership in order to encourage foreigners to illegally cross the borders of the European Union.
To prevent an influx of probably illegal migrants, the Baltic states have significantly strengthened the security of their borders. In particular, Lithuania has begun construction of a fence on the border with Belarus. Also, for the first time in the history of the country after the restoration of independence, Lithuania introduced a state of emergency on a part of the territory due to the critical situation with migrants on the border with Belarus.
Meanwhile, Poland has increased the combat readiness of its territorial defense troops on the border with Belarus. The Polish government accuses Lukashenka of organizing the delivery of refugees from crisis regions to the external border of the European Union. Germany launched an investigation into Alexander Lukashenko due to the influx of illegal immigrants.
The European Union accuses the Belarusian ruler of allowing the import of migrants from crisis regions to Belarus, and then trying to smuggle them into Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. Therefore, the European Union is preparing the fifth package of sanctions against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko because of his use of migrants as a tool against the countries of the bloc.
An outbreak of COVID-19 was recorded in the Belarusian camp for migrants . About 100 migrants were hospitalized from the Bruzgi logistics center on the Belarusian-Polish border, in particular, with a severe form of coronavirus.